Innovative and sustainable interventions are critical for balancing the built and green environments. I believe that project teams with diversity in fields of expertise, professional background, and personal identity are best equipped to achieve such desirable outcomes. Informed by our broad collective experience, KLT Group provides clients with effective solutions that display this principle at work.

Crystal Zhao
Environmental Planner/GIS Specialist

Postbaccalaureate Certificate, Geospatial Information Systems, Pennsylvania State University
BS, Environmental Sciences and Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Ms. Zhao is a recent graduate knowledgeable in environmental law, sustainability, and planning by way of a diverse array of experience including natural resource management in a national park setting, equity and outreach efforts at a regional EPA office, and environmental law research and publications support. She is proficient with current GIS tools and spatial data visualization. As a former Baltimore high school Earth Science teacher, she is also an experienced environmental educator skilled in communicating socioecological issues across varied mediums and audiences.


  • Environmental Law Institute Research and Publication Intern
  • Environmental Protection Agency Outreach and Equity Intern
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies Environment Team
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park Science Communication Assistant
  • The Community School Earth Science Teacher